News and Views

March 2016

Easter Vigil brings the story of salvation to a city in need

March 8, 2016

The Easter Vigil service is all about remembering and reliving our story of salvation. Usually we do this within the confines of a sanctuary. But last year, the multi-site church I serve in Northwest Washington, DC, partnered with other churches...

BWC upgrades IT services with United Methodist vendor

March 4, 2016

The Baltimore-Washington Conference will achieve significant savings on its annual IT services contract with a new arrangement with the General Council on Finance and Administration’s Shared Services department. The savings represent nearly...

Calvary UMC’s re-birth a lesson for churches in conflict

March 4, 2016

The Rev. David Simpson is set to retire – again – at the end of June. He tried to retire once before, in 2015, but ended up being called by Bishop Marcus Matthews to help out a church in need.

Church uses author’s life to reach youth

March 4, 2016

As a pastor, the Rev. Vivian McCarthy is always listening for what’s going on in the life of the community as it unfolds around Reisterstown UMC. Recently, she heard a story that was helping to shape the moral imagination of the people in her...

Bill Weller’s marble ministry a sign of God’s love

March 4, 2016

Smiles tend to follow Bill Weller around. But the laughter has a purpose, it helps point people to God’s love. Weller, the president of the Baltimore-Washington Conference United Methodist Men, is quick with a joke. He also shares his faith with...

Annual Conference Session set for June 1-4

March 4, 2016

“You Have the Power” is the theme of the 232nd Annual Session of the Baltimore-Washington Conference, which will be held June 1-4 at the Wardman Park Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C.